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Hospital talks scheduled

The Park City Council as early as June 29 may vote on an application to annex land for an Intermountain Healthcare hospital and a headquarters for the United States Ski and Snowboard Association.

The city’s Planning Commission in May recommended that the city annex the land, located at the northwest corner of Quinn’s Junction, nearby the Park City recreation complex.

Initially, IHC wants to build a 118,000-square-foot hospital, 13,000 square feet of what is described as "shelled space for hospital uses" and 18,000 square feet of medical offices, according to a report submitted to the Planning Commission recently.

Eventually, IHC contemplates 350,000 square feet in the hospital building. Of that, 300,000 will be used for the hospital, the report says. Medical offices will eventually occupy 100,000 square feet outside the hospital, according to the report.

The IHC team has indicated that the total square footage would be built over years.

If the City Council approves the annexation, IHC would return to the Planning Commission for additional talks regarding the design of the project.

The idea to build a hospital has won widespread praise in Park City from people who have said that population in Summit County warrants a hospital. There is not one now in Summit County.

Lots of discussions thus far have dealt with the look of the hospital and traffic.

Tour of Utah

The Park City Council recently delayed a vote on an application to hold part of the Tour of Utah bicycling races in Park City.

Max Paap, the City Hall staffer handling the application, said the government and the race organizers are continuing their discussions regarding the route the bicyclists will travel through Park City. He said the application will be brought back to the City Council for approval on July 6.

The Park City stage of the event is scheduled on Aug. 12, a Saturday.

The bicyclists had planned to ride on S.R. 224 southbound from Interstate 80 and then exit Park City on S.R. 248, according to a report submitted to the Park City Council before the delay.

Paap said the revised route is similar to the original proposal but will not include a stretch of S.R. 224.

The Utah Highway Patrol plans to escort the riders and, according to the report, does not plan to close roads. Instead, the report says, traffic would be held for a combined 15 minutes.

The Tour of Utah consists of six stages starting on Aug. 7, a Monday, when the riders are scheduled to compete in what the event’s Web site describes as a "Utah Lake Road Race."

Stage 6 of the race, the Park City portion of the course, had been scheduled to run from Salt Lake City, up Emigration Canyon, eastbound on Interstate 80 and through Park City, according to the report.

Paap, though, said organizers are now considering starting the stage in Park City instead of traveling through the city during the stage.

After leaving Park City, the racers were scheduled to ride south on U.S. 40, through Midway to S.R. 189 under the original proposal, the report says. They would then have headed to the Salt Lake area and complete the stage at the end of Little Cottonwood Canyon, a 110-mile stage the report says.

Compiled by Jay Hamburger


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